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Development Committee for 2020 and Beyond under the New Industrial Structure Committee Compiled a Report for FY2015

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that the Development Committee for 2020 and Beyond under the New Industrial Structure Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “committee”) compiled an interim report titled “FY2015 Report - The Japan Way -.”

1. Outline of the committee

In light of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, interest in consumption and investment by the public and by the private sector as well as overseas countries’ interest in Japan are expected to grow. Taking full advantage of this opportunity, Japan needs to overcome the challenges caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and revitalize its economy, including the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture and nationwide regional revitalization.

To achieve these goals, the committee discussed Japan’s path toward sustainable growth from 2020. It also discussed the reforms which are necessary for realizing these goals and the implementation of specific projects to be triggered by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and compiled the results of the discussion into the report.

2. Key points of the report

  1. The committee considers the 2020 Games the best opportunity for overcoming the societal challenges that Japan is facing and recognizes the importance of realizing a society in which all members of the public can exert their strengths and potential, while Japan maintains or improves the scale of economic activities and employment. From these standpoints, the committee discusses the past and the current business environment and future approaches to an ideal business environment that the public will cooperate in creating. In addition, it also proposes an ideal economy (industry and business management) and lifestyle (labor and education) as future goals for which Japan should aim.
  2. To address the societal challenges that Japan is facing, e.g., the super-aging society, the committee covered current challenges, future efforts, and road maps to 2020 in the report, featuring nine projects: mobility; smart community; stress-free society; cybersecurity measures; fully-energetic, vintage society; innovation; investment; human-resource development and revitalization of regional economies; and sports and culture.

Release date

November 15, 2016

Division in Charge

Service Affairs Policy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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